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The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

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Aug 16, 2019

Airline Accolades

The accolades and acclaim continue to come for United Airlines, recently awarded Favorite Frequent-Flyer Program by trazeetravel.com for the fourth consecutive year, and Best Reward Program of any airline in the Americas by FlyerTalk.

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Aug 1, 2019

The Ultimate Enhancement to the Traveler’s Journey

American Airlines has partnered with BLADE and The Private Suite to offer a new line of luxury experiences for travelers at JFK and LAX who desire an extra level of personalization and privacy.

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Jul 15, 2019

Seamless Travel with oneworld

With oneworld, transfers are fast and easy. Our Global Support Teams help deliver smoother connections and provide a more effortless and enjoyable travel experience. Our team of experts proactively monitor connecting flights for any changes and will be on hand to assist you. If you miss your connection, our team will do everything they can to get you back on course.

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Jul 1, 2019

Experience All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways (ANA), is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the U.S. to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to their excellent customer service, it comes to no surprise that ANA has been awarded 5 stars for its 7th consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.

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Jun 19, 2019

Cali, Colombia, is Waiting For You!

Beginning Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Aeromexico takes off to its third city in Colombia, Cali. A Boeing 737-700 will service the four-times weekly route, with 124 seats, including 12 in Clase Premier, the business-class cabin. Other Colombian services to Bogotá and Medellín were inaugurated in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Aeromexico has operated for more than 20 years in South America.

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

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Jun 7, 2019

5 Reasons United MileagePlus is the Best Frequent-Flyer Program

The award-winning frequent-flyer program boasts many features to love.  

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Jun 1, 2019

Travel Between Houston and Mexico City Just Got Easier

We've added a third flight with an early morning departure to allow travelers the convenience of flying into and out of Mexico City from Houston on the same day on one of our three daily flights. Now, Delta and Aeromexico customers will be able to make the most of their business, pleasure or family activities and return the same day.

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Jun 1, 2019

The m/s Paul Gauguin: All-Inclusive Luxury in Tahiti & French Polynesia

James A. Michener called Bora Bora "the most beautiful island in the world," and his Bali Hai, immortalized in song in the musical South Pacific, is believed to have been modeled on Moorea. Painter Paul Gauguin came to Tahiti for inspiration, and W. Somerset Maugham's novel The Moon and Sixpence was inspired by that artistic journey. French Polynesia continues to create wonder in those who visit—and you can experience it in just one week on our best-selling itinerary.

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May 1, 2019

Once in a lifetime

Take the trip of your dreams with United MileagePlus  

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May 1, 2019

Fill Your Heart with Ireland: Around the City

The scenery is enchanting, the culture is captivating and the people will give you a welcome that will warm your heart.

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May 1, 2019

Take Me to Tahiti

Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.

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May 1, 2019

Princess MedallionClass Vacations

IT’S BEEN CALLED THE next wave of travel, but you’ll call it the most relaxing vacation you’ve ever had — discover all the ways Princess® MedallionClass™ gives you more time for “me time.”

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Apr 1, 2019

Culinary Artistry

DINING IS AN ART, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ "Hai Chef" Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.

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Mar 4, 2019

Expansion Ahead

This year sees TAP Air Portugal launch three routes from Lisbon to the United States, continuing its trend as one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world. The airline is breaking records yearly, boarding more than 14 million customers in 2017, in addition to earning the fastest-growing nod last year.

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Mar 1, 2019

Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than meetings in these three cities.

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Mar 1, 2019

Cruising’s Next Wave

THE DESTINATION LEADER in vacations just made the travel experience easier, more personalized and exclusive. Princess Cruises®, traveling to 380 destinations and seven continents, unveiled the MedallionClass™ experience on board Caribbean Princess® and Regal Princess®, bringing leading-edge technology ship-wide to deliver customized service through enhanced guest-crew interactions, the elimination of cruise/vacation friction points and interactive entertainment. This is cruising at a whole new level.

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Dec 19, 2018

Incredible Archaeological Site to Host Bocelli, Yanni And Lang Lang Concerts This Winter

The magnificent Al Ula region in Saudi Arabia will host a series of extraordinary concerts and events this winter. This stunning landscape, paralleled only by the historic sites of Petra, was once the southern Nabataean capital, while Petra the northern. Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and magnificent monuments to human endeavour that span millennia, the Al-Ula valley is Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site — and is regarded as the world’s best-preserved Heritage site. Breathtaking monuments dramatically carved out of rock will provide an unforgettable backdrop to the fantastic line-up of events and concerts.

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Dec 10, 2018

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

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Dec 1, 2018

Discover Hiroshima

Venture outside of Tokyo to discover the wonders of Hiroshima.

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Nov 6, 2018

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

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Nov 1, 2018

Staying Warm at the Innside New York Nomad

As Meliá Hotels International’s first hotel in New York under the INNSIDE by Meliá brand, its flagship North American property INNSIDE New York provides business and leisure travelers with a modern, yet inviting atmosphere combined with contemporary amenities and world-class service.

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Oct 16, 2018

An Elevated Flight Experience Awaits You

Fly in ultimate comfort and style in the new Air Canada Signature Class – formerly Business Class Transcontinental and International Business Class.

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Oct 1, 2018

The m/s Paul Gauguin: All-Inclusive Luxury in Tahiti and French Polynesia

James A. Michener called Bora Bora, "the most beautiful island in the world," and his “Bali Hai,” immortalized in song in the musical South Pacific, is believed to have been modeled on Moorea. Painter Paul Gauguin came to Tahiti for inspiration and W. Somerset Maugham's novel The Moon and Sixpence was inspired by that artistic journey. French Polynesia continues to create wonder in those who visit —and you can experience it in just one week on our best-selling itinerary.

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Sep 20, 2018

Kenya Airways – A New Travel Experience

Kenya Airways, a leading African airline and member of the Sky Team alliance, will commence a new, daily, non-stop service from New York (JFK) to Nairobi (NBO) Oct. 29. The airline flies to more than 52 destinations worldwide via its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi. Kenya Airways’ routes include 43 destinations in Africa and carries more than 3 million passengers annually. Its fleet of 32 aircraft is one of the most modern and up-to-date in Africa, including its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

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Sep 13, 2018

ATL Skypointe

Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.

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Aug 7, 2018

Cabin Comforts

From its Premium Business cabin to the economy experience, LATAM Airlines Group delivers a comfortable, entertaining flight. Learn more about the onboard experience on South America’s premier airline.

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Aug 2, 2018

A Winning Proposition

United MileagePlus is a winning solution for frequent flyers.

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Aug 1, 2018

A Magnifica Experience

RELAX IN TRUE COMFORT from take-off to landing as Alitalia's Magnifica business class pampers you with its wide range of services and all-Italian hospitality. Onboard, relax with luxurious Poltrona Frau leather seats that recline 180 degrees to a fully-flat position and enjoy the special massage function. Move about the cabin freely, as each seat has direct aisle access.

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Aug 1, 2018

Fine Dining in the Sky

ENJOY ELEVATED CUISINE even above 30,000 feet with Hainan Airlines upgraded and highly acclaimed Hai Chef meals, crafted by some of the world’s most respected Michelin-starred chefs. It’s one more reason Hainan Airlines routinely ranks as a Skytrax five-star airline.

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Jul 3, 2018

Sensational São Paulo

Let LATAM Airlines help you discover the dynamic city of São Paulo.

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Jul 1, 2018

Exceeding Expectations

Changi Airport goes above and beyond with unique airport offerings that you never thought you could find in an airport.

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Jul 1, 2018

United Airlines unveils its newest stars

United Polaris® customers and select Star Alliance™ customers traveling through Houston Intercontinental and New York/Newark can now spend time before boarding at recently unveiled United Polaris lounges.

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Jun 8, 2018

Pack your bags

The 2018 summer schedule from United Airlines offers customers more destinations than ever before.

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Jun 6, 2018

Fuel-Efficient 737 Max 9 Comes to United

United Airlines® took delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 9 in April from the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle. The new aircraft arrived just after Earth Day — fitting for an aircraft that reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions significantly when compared with older generation aircraft.

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Jun 4, 2018

United Airlines Unveils New United Polaris Lounge

United Polaris customers traveling through San Francisco International (SFO) can now enjoy the charms of the recently unveiled United Polaris® lounge in the International Terminal near Gate G92. The exceptional lounge space incorporates touches of the Bay Area, bringing a thoughtful, local feel to both California-based and -bound travelers.

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Jun 1, 2018

Discover Art at Changi Airport

Absorb yourself in the fantastic art display at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

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Jun 1, 2018

Luxury Voyages in the South Pacific with Paul Gauguin Cruises

PAUL GAUGUIN CRUISES OFFERS luxurious, small-ship cruising to the exotic islands of Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific. The award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin is the longest continually sailing cruise ship in the destination.

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Jun 1, 2018

At Avianca, We Do Everything for Your Love

At Avianca, we've been at your side since 1919 — the second-longest-running airline in the world! Over the years, we've provided you with an unforgettable flying experience tailored to keep you coming back time and time again, because we believe great service really goes a long way.

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May 31, 2018

Travel Smarter With LATAM

LATAM Airlines launches July 2nd the only non-stop flight from Boston to São Paulo.

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May 31, 2018

Let LATAM Take You There

You can expect quality service, custom entertainment, versatility and a massive route network when you fly LATAM to Brazil. As the leading carrier in South America, there’s no better choice for your trip to Brazil’s top cities. Let LATAM show you the way.

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May 18, 2018

United MileagePlus Wins Best Frequent Flyer Program

From the December 2017 issue of Global Traveler: United MileagePlus Wins Best Frequent Flyer Program for 14 consecutive years!

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May 1, 2018

INNSIDE by Meliá New York Offers Authentic, Unforgettable Experiences in the Heart of New York City

As Meliá Hotels International’s first hotel in New York under the INNSIDE by Meliá brand and its flagship North American property, INNSIDE New York provides business and leisure travelers with a modern, yet inviting atmosphere combined with contemporary amenities and world-class service.

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Apr 1, 2018

oneworld Honored as Best Airline Alliance

Wherever and whenever you need to travel around the world, you should be able to get there on airlines in the oneworld® alliance — earning reward miles and receiving the benefits of your airline loyalty program tier status, whichever one you are flying.

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Feb 1, 2018

Liza Milagro, Sustainability Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Name: Liza Milagro Title: Sustainability manager Company, city: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Atlanta, Ga. Number of employees: 63,000 Recent project: Green Acres ATL Energy Park & Entrepreneurial Center First job: Sales rep/assistant buyer for my family’s Just Sox store Little-known fact about you: I am a vermiculturist; our worm colonies eat our vegetative food scraps, paper towels and shredded paper.

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Feb 1, 2018

Discover a Hidden Side of Japan

Venture outside of Tokyo to discover the wonders of Yamaguchi.

February 2018
Feb 1, 2018

Trey Urbahn, Chief Strategy Officer, TAP Air Portugal

Name: Trey Urbahn Title: Chief strategy officer Company, city: TAP Air Portugal; Lisbon, Portugal Number of employees: Approximately 7,800 airline employees, with another 4,000-plus at ground handling, maintenance and regional subsidiaries Recent project: Transforming TAP from a stodgy, state-owned airline to a private, innovative, profitable airline capable of competing globally First job: I rotated stock on supermarket shelves for a pet food company in college. Little-known fact about you: I commute weekly from my home in Connecticut to Lisbon. Before that, I did the same to São Paulo. In the past 12 years, I’ve flown more than 5 million miles and spent more than 1,000 nights commuting to and from work.

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Jan 3, 2018

Important 401(k) Questions to Ask

Today, the most prevalent way Americans save for retirement is through their employer-sponsored retirement plans, typically 401(k) plans. Unfortunately, since inception, the 401(k) industry has been free of many regulations, legislation and rules. Because of this, many retirement plan participants don’t truly understand the plans in which they invest their hard-earned dollars.

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Dec 15, 2017

Chase United Celebrates the GT Tested Reader Survey Awards 2017

Congratulations to Chase United, winner of Best Overall Credit Card - Chase United MileagePlus® Club Card (sixth consecutive year); Best Credit Card Rewards Program - Chase United MileagePlus® Club Card (sixth consecutive year); Best Credit Card Special Events - Inside Access (second consecutive year); Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card Redemptions - United MileagePlus® Explorer Card - Visa (fifth consecutive year)!

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Nov 15, 2017

Costa Cruises’ Culinary Delights

Passengers sailing the seven seas with Italian-based Costa Cruises can expect to be wowed by both the scenery and the cuisine, naturally inspired by Italy’s finest culinary delights. The various menus offered on the ships are guaranteed to satisfy any diner.

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Nov 7, 2017

Sail the Caribbean with Costa Cruises

Through March 2018, Costa Cruises guests can enjoy the white sands of the Caribbean beaches alongside specially designed itineraries to highlight the islands’ best offerings.

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Nov 1, 2017

Tips for Your Lisbon Stopover

TAP Air Portugal’s Stopover program offers trans-Atlantic travelers the opportunity to stay in Lisbon or Porto for up to five nights for no additional airfare on your way to more than 65 destinations throughout Europe and Africa. That’s two destinations for the price of one! Other Stopover perks include hotels with exclusive prices, free and discounted experiences all around the city, an app to help you get around and a free bottle of wine at participating restaurants.

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Sep 27, 2017

Movies Filmed at Famous Hotels

Hotels around the world have made memorable appearances in some of the most famous movies in cinema history. Visit one of the hotels below, and be transported to your favorite film.

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Sep 27, 2017

Italian Spas for the Whole Family

In Italy, going to a spa can be a family vacation. Several spas not only welcome kids and teens, but provide spa treatments and programs especially for them. These are usually in special facilities designed for young spa-goers and separated so they don’t interfere with the restful serenity of the adult baths and pools.

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Sep 26, 2017

Top 5: Beer Gardens in the United States

Traditional German beer gardens (or biergartens) have swept the United States and brought beer lovers together in casual, outdoor environments where they can sit at long, wooden communal tables and drink beer from mugs as big as their heads. Enjoying this German pastime doesn’t require booking a ticket to Munich (although flight prices are quite cheap these days). Here are America’s best replicas of true Bavarian beer gardens.

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Sep 26, 2017

Ways to Give Back While Cruising

Turn your next family vacation into an educational, informative and interactive adventure with a trip to UNESCO World Heritage site the Galapagos Islands. The International Galapagos Tour Operators Association launched a newly appointed program supporting Galapagos Conservation onboard participating cruise operators. The new initiative is only available on exclusive cruise lines supporting the IGTOA’s mission to preserve and protect the Galapagos Islands.

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Sep 25, 2017

Ace Hotel Chicago Opens New Rooftop Bar

Last month, the Ace Hotel Chicago opened its rooftop bar, the final portion of the hotel to open since it began welcoming travelers in mid-July.

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Sep 25, 2017

Wellness Resorts for the Modern Family

Holistic retreats and all-inclusive resorts offer a simplified guide back to health, balance and wellness. Often secluded in picturesque locations, resorts provide an escape from the stress and unhealthy habits of day-to-day life.

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Sep 21, 2017

Preserving Memories with Artifact Uprising

While Instagram and Facebook are good for preserving our travel memories for the time being, sometimes it’s nice to have a physical copy of those photos from your gap year, or that time you and your partner took an impromptu trip to a tropical location. Big-box photo printers are a little impersonal, and the options don’t always do your photos justice.

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Sep 21, 2017

Cruising Your Way to Family Fun

Taking a family cruise is a terrific way to visit a number of places while only having to unpack your belongings once. Cruise lines know families want more from their days at sea and in port, and continue to develop new itineraries to suit passengers’ desires. Here, we take a look at some of the new cruise itineraries and destinations ready for booking.

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Sep 20, 2017

Eden Project Announces International Plan

As the world evolves and our environment is constantly impacted by human action, it’s often necessary to be reminded of our important relationship with the natural world. The Eden Project is an educational charity aimed at doing just that — connecting people with the natural living world and all of its beautiful diversity. The project’s original visitor center, located in Cornwall, England, features massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, beautiful plants and exhibitions.

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Sep 20, 2017

Old-Fashioned Vacation at Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Parents and grandparents may feel a wave of nostalgia as they walk down the main street toward the archway entrance to The Pier at Maine’s Old Orchard Beach. Maybe a few of the shops are a bit smarter now, and there are fewer gaudy T-shirts and googly-eyed lobster toys, but the atmosphere is still tinged with anticipation and scented by enticing aromas from Pier French Fries. It’s the classic beach town: an old-fashioned boardwalk, ice cream, saltwater taffy and a merry-go-round that wheezes out old familiar calliope tunes.

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Sep 19, 2017

Visiting U.S. UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, recognizes special landmarks around the world as culturally significant. These World Heritage Sites are selected based on cultural, historical or scientific importance to humanity. While there are many UNESCO World Heritage Sites located abroad, there are plenty located right here in the United States. With 22 sites to choose from, visitors can easily travel across the country to explore these cultural and natural landmarks.

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Sep 19, 2017

Multigenerational Adventure

One of the challenges of multigenerational travel is finding activities that suit grandparents and kids alike. Cally Dym, a fifth-generation innkeeper at the Little River Inn on the Mendocino Coast of northern California, solved the problem with a Multigenerational Adventure package that mixes grown-up pursuits, like fine dining and wine tasting, with such kid-friendly fun as heritage train rides and even sea kayaking.

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Sep 18, 2017

Top Fall Wine Festivals

Cooler weather and changing leaves makes for the perfect atmosphere for enjoying great libations. Here are some of the top wine festivals around the country this fall.

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Sep 18, 2017

Portugal Douro Luxury Presidential Train

Journey through Portugal’s incredible landscape aboard the Douro Presidential Train. Traverse the countryside by rail while enjoying luxury accommodations, fine dining and incredible wine region tours. Guests explore iconic sights including the São Bento station in Porto and the picturesque winemaking region of Quinta do Vesúvio.

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Sep 15, 2017

The Sydney Opera House, Australia

You can’t think Australia and not think of its most recognizable monument, the Sydney Opera House. The white building has become synonymous with the culture of the continent, along with kangaroos, koalas and surfers. What makes this monument so special, and is it worth a journey inside instead of a notable photograph of its exterior when passing though Sydney?

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Sep 14, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago Unveils New Look

Though a luxury brand, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago for many years was in need of some remodeling. Thankfully, those much-needed changes were made over the last year, and this summer, the hotel revealed the results of its multimillion-dollar revitalization.

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Sep 14, 2017

Glamping: A New Kind of Family Camping Vacation

The idea is far from new – African safari camps have been doing it for decades, bedding guests down in room-sized tents with carpeted floors, real beds and en-suite loos. But until a few years ago, it hadn’t caught on outside the African savannahs. Europe was first to embrace glamping, and it is from France that Huttopia expanded into the United States, opening its first glamping resort near Conway in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

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Sep 12, 2017

Marriott Lights Up Shanghai Skyline with New Hotel

Marriott International adds to the lights of the Shanghai skyline with the opening of W Shanghai – The Bund. The hotel, in the heart of one of the world’s most energetic cities, offers expansive views overlooking the Huangpu River.

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Sep 12, 2017

Best Ski Resorts for Upscale Families

Here are four resorts where special properties and ski schools understand the art of catering to families more concerned with the quality of a vacation than the cost of the trip. These are popular resorts, so once you decide to visit and lock in a place to stay, have your concierge help you book ski school for the children, private lessons and even restaurant reservations long before leaving home.

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Aug 1, 2017

2017 GT Tested Reader Survey Awards Ballot

Voting is now live for the 2017 GT Tested Reader Survey awards! Follow the link to vote for your favorites in the world of travel.

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Jun 1, 2017

Make This Season More Rewarding

From now until July 12, get even more savings on your favorite brands from our IHG® Rewards Club Catalog. Explore our Seasonal Sale and save 15 percent off select brands, just for you!

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Apr 1, 2017

Discover Luxury at Sea with Paul Gauguin Cruises

The Gauguin can accommodate 332 guests with a staff of 217, one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios at sea.

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Nov 3, 2016

$6 Billion at Work at ATL

Planning a trip through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this fall? You might notice some changes taking place around the world's busiest and most efficient airport.

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Oct 6, 2016

Travel to Latin America with Mexico’s Global Airline

As a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance with more than 81 years of experience, Aeromexico is Mexico’s No. 1 airline and a strategic partner of Delta Air Lines. With 81 total destinations (and counting!), fly with us to make quick connections to more than 40 destinations across Mexico, six in Central America and nine in South America.

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Oct 5, 2016

Fly the World’s Best Business Class

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the state of Qatar, is one of the fastest-growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 184 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.

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Sep 12, 2016

Paul Gauguin Cruises: Voyages to the Soul of the South Seas

The intimate, luxury ship was created to explore the irresistible islands of French Polynesia. Scattered like emeralds across the turquoise waters of the South Pacific, the islands and atolls of French Polynesia are unmatched in their allure. Here await sun-kissed beaches, lush rain forests and barrier reefs teeming with Technicolor sea life, as well as intriguing cultures immortalized by novelist James Michener, songwriters Rodgers and Hammerstein and artist Paul Gauguin. The m/s Paul Gauguin takes its name from the French painter who spent the last years of his life in Tahiti. The intimate 332-guest vessel was specifically designed to cruise the South Pacific and sails these storied isles year-round, navigating shallow waters as nimbly as a yacht. The ship’s informal ambience reflects the relaxed nature of the region. A much-loved troupe known as Les Gauguines — Tahitians who serve as staff, entertainers and storytellers — add a uniquely South Pacific touch to life on board. Best of all, The Gauguin offers an all-inclusive experience, with airfare from Los Angeles, gratuities, 24-hour room service, bottled water, soft drinks, and select wines and spirits all included in the cruise fare. All suites and staterooms feature ocean views, and nearly 70 percent have private balconies. Guests who book category B suites or higher receive in-suite bar service, an iPod music system and the service of a butler who can unpack your bags, make appointments for you at the spa or arrange a private car or lunch reservation in port. A crew-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.5 ensures the highest level of personal attention. The maitre d’ will remember your favorite table, and your stateroom stewardess will fill your fruit basket with the ripe fruits you prefer. The exclusive treatment continues ashore. Guests enjoy a day on the cruise line’s private isle, Motu Mahana, complete with snorkeling, full-bar service and a barbecue with Polynesian entertainment. The ship also features a retractable watersports marina from which you can kayak or paddleboard. Or set out in the Zodiac for an optional diving excursion; The Gauguin is the only luxury ship in French Polynesia to offer PADI certification onboard. Paris Chef Jean-Pierre Vigato, chef propriétaire of the world-renowned, Michelin-rated restaurant Apicius will continue to create signature dishes and menus to be featured onboard ship. The three dining venues range from elegant traditional to casual al fresco, and all offer open seating. Nightly entertainment in Le Grand Salon draws upon the traditions of the South Pacific. Listen to the a cappella harmonies of himene — formal Tahitian choral songs — or watch a riveting performance of the otea, a complex line dance accompanied by drums. Singers croon as couples take a spin on the dance floor in La Palette, the observation lounge at the top of the ship, while a casino and piano bar round out the options for evening diversions. Itineraries include seven-night Tahiti & the Society Islands;10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus; 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands; 14-night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands; 12- and 13-night Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga and Fiji; and a 16- and 17-night Fiji-Bali.

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Sep 1, 2016

Discover Europe the Charming Way – With myAustrian

We all know how exhausting flying can be at times. Things like a busy service staff, narrow seats or mediocre food can only be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a bad experience on board. Is there any airline that can get it right? Award-Winning Service Actually, there is: myAustrian, the national carrier of Austria, a country well renowned all over the world for its charming spirit and warm hospitality. The myAustrian staff always carry a smile with them while taking care of all your needs; yet, they are never too formal – they are always happy to joke and laugh with you. No wonder they won the "Best Airline Staff Service in Europe" category at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards. Europe Is Only One Stop Away With myAustrian, you can fly nonstop to Vienna. Due to its favorable location, the airline’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal stepping stone for you to discover all of Europe. Also, it is the most punctual hub within the Lufthansa network, and the transfer time between Star Alliance flights is a minimum of only 25 minutes. Vienna: The Most Charming City in the World Enjoy coffee in delicious variations you haven’t even heard of yet, and discover the city with a long and rich arts and culture tradition. Many famous classic composers have worked and lived in the city, including Mozart and Strauss. Walk trough the historical center with its many imperial sights. Enjoy savory local cuisine like the famous wiener schnitzel, or take a ride in a Fiaker, the famous Viennese horse-drawn carriage. Oh, and, by all means, do it all in the relaxed, pleasurable Viennese manner. Venice: Romance in All Its Historical Facets Venice, a city in northeastern Italy built on a series of islands, attracts an average 50,000 tourists daily. No wonder, considering its seemingly endless maze of canals or its architectural wonders, such as the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Basilica. Take a ride in a gondola or get pleasantly lost wandering the streets of one the world’s most romantic cities. Milan: Fashionably Diverse Milan is a center of business and the Italian capital of fashion, world-renowned for its annual fashion shows, attracting designers and spectators from all around the world. Yet, in all its pulsating modernity, it offers countless sights of historic beauty, like the iconic Milan Cathedral or the legendary opera Scala. When visiting, don’t forget to view the countless historic treasures of art in Milan, among them pieces by legendary Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. Prague: A walk Through the Centuries The capital of the Czech Republic has become one of Europe’s major tourist destinations, mostly due to its rich culture and history. Discover its medieval and Gothic center including Prague Castle, cross the river through the picturesque and romantic Charles Bridge or explore the narrow medieval streets. Also, get a taste of the local cuisine, which is as rich in cultural influences as the city’s architecture.

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Sep 1, 2016

Experience The World’s Most Luxurious Hotel: Burj Al Arab

Internationally recognized as the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab proudly rises out of its own manmade island, 280 meters away from the coastline, linked to the mainland by a gently curved causeway. The all-suite hotel offers 202 luxury duplex suites with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and a wide selection of signature dining restaurants. The unrivaled personalized service is a signature of Burj Al Arab. For the comfort and convenience of guests, each floor has a dedicated reception area, with check-in conducted in the privacy of the individual suite. The hotel also boasts one of the highest staff-to-suite ratio at seven to one. Burj Al Arab is the name synonymous with opulence and unparalleled service, and both its interior and exterior truly personifies the very essence of the word luxury. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN9-LoWBiu8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30vyZDu1Tfo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCKH7JAVS2U

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Sep 15, 2019

Hotel Barrio Alto Opens in Former Lisbon Palace

Two years ago, an 18th-century palace in the center of Lisbon closed for construction — the building is ready to re-open as a luxury boutique hotel.

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Sep 15, 2019

Cunard Launches Exclusive Musical

Cunard premiered the musical Top Hat aboard Queen Victoria last week. Next week, the musical premieres aboard Queen Elizabeth. The musical is slated to appear exclusively on Cunard ships for the next four years.

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Sep 15, 2019

Lufthansa Launches Innovative Carbon Offset Program

Lufthansa is starting an innovative new carbon offset program, Compensaid, which will allow customers to purchase CO2 neutral aviation fuels. The platform allows customers to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel.

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The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

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Sep 15, 2019

Shop New Desert-Inspired Capsule Collection From The Luxury Collection

The Luxury Collection again teamed with artist Sofía Sanchez de Beta to unveil an exclusive capsule collection, this time with 54 pieces inspired by the Arabian Desert and Emirati culture. The ready-to-wear line includes an array of separates created with Dubai’s climate in mind, such as lightweight blouses and tunics, flowing jumpsuits, long skirts and dresses.

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Sep 14, 2019

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The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

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Sep 13, 2019

Google Expands Price Comparison Tool

Google announced last month it added additional features to its price comparison tool. The tool helps users plan trips and compare rates. The new features include one that shows whether the price of a planned flight plus accommodations is low, average or high.

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Sep 13, 2019

Singapore Airlines Begins Non-Stop Service Between Singapore, Seattle

Singapore Airlines launched its non-stop service between Singapore (SIN) and Seattle (SEA), Sept. 3. Seattle is Singapore Airlines’ fourth U.S. destination following Los Angeles (LAX), New York (EWR) and San Francisco (SFO) to receive non-stop service to and from Singapore.